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Is it right that Newcastle United should be punished by having a player suspended for something that happened at City?
It's the player that's banned.
except without the "totez" :P
in bartons case yes
in newcastles case definitely yes
this applies very widely to almost everything around Barton.
Should stoning be legal? Should thumbscrews be valid means of questioning? Should the death penalty apply in modern times?
in most cases no
in barton's case yes
maybe the Mirror or the Sun can start one of their campaigns to get it in place
They signed the player knowing what had happened. Otherwise, a player could do whatever he wanted and then move clubs to write off the suspension. Which would clearly cause problems.
newcastle signed him when he had committed the offence and they knew about it.
he's hardly a world class player - or even our best midfielder. I'd rather have lost him and kept Emre.